Portage la Prairie Mission
56 Royal Road North
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1V1
Ph: (204) 857-7778
Fax: (204) 856-5001
Chamber News:

 Upcoming Events:


2015 Agriculture
Appreciation Night

2015 Outstanding Farm Family of the Year -
Vic Bueckert & Son Farms

Farm Family


2016 Young Farmers of the Year-
Blye & Amy Sissons

Young Farmers


Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors:
Portage Credit Union
Enns Brothers Portage
TD Canada Trust
Portage Mutual Insurance
Scotia Bank
Austin Credit Union
Richardson Milling
Portage Industrial Exhibition
Portage la Prairie Consumers Co-op
Agrium Bloom
MIG Insurance



2016 Hometown Manitoba Program Notice!


If your business or organization is located:

·  on Saskatchewan Avenue and 2 blocks North and South of Saskatchewan Avenue, or

·   on Provincial Hwy 240 within City limits

 you may be eligible to access matching funds under the Hometown Manitoba Program as well as from the City of Portage for exterior building improvements and/or landscaping projects.  Since 2007, approximately 80 businesses have shared in grants to assist the completion of $550,000 in projects designed to enhance the exterior appeal of their businesses.  $67,000 was approved under the Hometown Manitoba Main Streets Enhancement program and another $60,000 through funds made available by the City of Portage la Prairie.

The Chamber’s goal is to engage the business community to take “Pride in Portage, Pride in our People” by taking personal responsibility and action in contributing to community improvement.  The overall theme for eligible businesses is to take action to enhance the appearance of businesses, incorporating concepts that reflect the rich heritage of our area through appropriate streetscaping and exterior business look.

Hometown Manitoba provides matching funds up to 50% of total eligible projects to a maximum of $1,000. 


Details on how to access these grants and what eligibility requirements must be met are detailed below. 

Deadline for local application submission is Wednesday, December 9, 2015

 Click the link below for more information and application form

2016 Hometown Manitoba Package.pdf







2015 Best Business Awards Gala


Congratulations to all the
2015 Award winners:
Community Volunteer Awards -
Sportsperson of the Year –
Blake Spiller
Arts/Cultural Person of the Year –
Terrie Todd
Youth Volunteer of the Year –
Kaeley Simpson
Citizen of the Year –
Travis Foster

Best Business Awards-
Outstanding Small Business–
Royal LePage Portage Realty

Outstanding Medium Business–
Meseyton Construction

Outstanding Not-for-profit –
Portage Daycare Centre

Outstanding Business Contribution to the
Community by a Business –
MIG Insurance

Outstanding Contribution to the
Community by a Business Executive –
Craig Dunn

Long Term Achievement –

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors:
MIG Insurance
Portage Credit Union
Christianson TDS

Portage Mutual Insurance
Austin Credit Union
Community Futures Heartland



















2015 Annual Report here
 Annual Report 2015.pdf

New Mission and Vision








Thank you to everyone who joined us at the
3rd UnGALa to celebrate
International Women's Day!

 Congratulations to our first ever
Woman Of Distinction award winner:
Mrs. Janet Shindle


(L-R) Cindy McDonald, Executive Director - Portage Chamber, Elicia Funk, Executive Director - PCRC, Janet Shindle, Joyce Schrader, Executive Director-Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre












Mission Possibilities

The Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Corporation and the
Portage Chamber of Commerce partnered together to launch “Mission Possibilities.”
On September 10, 2014, 9 members of our community received a top secret package,
including a video and $100. They were challenged to take the $100 dollars
and make a positive change in our community, but with a deadline of only 30 days!

Here are what our Agents of Change accomplished.

Alana Bolton: Set up a compliment booth in Portage Collegiate Institute.

85 students exchanged compliments, received a flower and a photograph memento.
$100 encouraged kindness, built self- confidence and 85 students felt great about their day.

Alana has been invited to set up a compliment booth at another school.

Guy Moffat: Using community connections more than doubled his original $100. He was able to donate $225 to two committees, Parks and Active Transportation.

Lindsey Jordan: Used $100 to host a community clean-up and food drive for the Salvation Army.

Not only did $100 improve the appearance of the neighbourhood, it also brought in105 lbs. of food for the food bank.

Jeff Dubois:  Used his initial $100 to launch a “trade-up” campaign. After he was finished trading, Jeff managed to turn his $100 into $500 of grocery certificates. He used those help three schools and two organizations; resulting in 400 nutritious school snacks, 30 meals for seniors and food for 15-20 families that use the food bank.

Kirsten Trimble: Organized a Halloween costume drive for children, called Costumes for a Cause. Kirsten and her friends collected 88 costumes, plus accessories that were distributed to children in Portage. They are planning to do it again next year. Kirsten wants Portage to be a community that all children have fond memories of.

Nathan Weselake:  Created the Shalom Award. Two students, one from Portage Collegiate and one from Westpark will receive $1000 each for embodying the spirit of the word Shalom; “The way things ought to be.” Nathan used $100 as a catalyst for conversations with local businesses so that the Shalom Award will continue on.

Stacy Turner: Used her $100 to buy baking supplies for her cubs. The cubs baked cookies which they sold to their families to raise more money for their projects. The cubs were able to build two benches that they donated, paint playground equipment, purchase food for the Salvation Army food bank while learning how to give back to their community.

Tyler Dunn: Created a Facebook page challenging people in Portage to give their best My Portage message and used the $100 as a prize. Tyler used social media to promote and encourage positive attitudes for our city.

Ember Rodgers: Used the $100 to establish the first ever “Proud to be a Portager Colour Run”.

By colouring cornstarch and organizing this event, Ember with her partners not only raised $1040 which she donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters, but highlighted why Portage is a great place to live.


With their creative thinking and hard work, these 9 individuals surpassed all expectations.


Mission Accomplished






























The Portage Chamber of Commerce encourages all Portage residents
to unite as a community by combining our greatest resources-
local customers and local small businesses

Portage la Prairie- live here, spend here!






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